Jessie Higney MBACP (Accred) MA Counselling & Psychotherapy
I work with anxiety, depression, feeling low, sadness, worry, stress, shame, anger, guilt, relationships concerns, bereavement, loss, childhood suffering, substance abuse, low self esteem and confidence, poor sleep, searching for meaning and many other concerns that can affect you today.
I am registered and accredited with British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and I offer brief or longer term counselling and psychotherapy to individuals and couples.
I am, as well, an associate therapist with BetterMind, a small counselling service based in Shoreditch, an ethical organisation with the goal of providing accessible face to face psychotherapy and counselling.
I practice as an integrative counsellor, meaning that I draw upon a variety of therapeutic techniques, dependent on each individual client and what they would like to get out of each sessions. I offer a confidential, safe and reliable space where we can talk and make sense of your current difficulties. Through the establishment of a trustful therapeutic relationship we could, together, explore your past formative experiences and future concerns which may be impacting on your present day choices and decisions, and in the ways that you form and maintain relationships with others.
Times of struggle and crises can often, also, present real opportunities for growth. With self awareness and deeper understanding of our motives change comes naturally, spontaneously.
My practice is set in comfortable and secure rooms in Waterloo and Shoreditch with easy accessible entrance
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Couple Therapy
Certificate in Supervising Bereavement Work
MA Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Methods
BA (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy (Object Relations)
Diploma in Psychodynamic and Integrative Counselling
Certificate in Bereavement Care
Certificate in Person Centred Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
BA (Hons) Comparative Literature
I have broad experience working in many different therapeutic settings:
Turning Point - addiction
Centre 70 - depression, anxiety, relationships, general counselling
Balham Counselling Centre - general counselling
Cruse Bereavement Care - bereavement counselling, supervising volunteers
BetterMind Shoreditch- private practice
Waterloo Community Counselling - private practice
Mind, Mental Health Charity - supervising bereavement counsellors
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£65 for 50 minute session individuals
£80 for 50 minute session couples
Initial session is our chance to meet and talk about the challenges you face and what you hope to get from counselling.
I have a limited number of low cost places available to clients on a low income.
I am bound by the BACP Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions and committed to continuing personal and professional development.